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Police: West Islip Man Killed in Boat Crash in Great South Bay

Christopher Mannino, 39, dies in early morning crash; Dix Hills man faces charge of boating while intoxicated.

A West Islip man was killed in a boat crash on Saturday morning in the Great South Bay, Suffolk Police said.

Christopher Mannino, 39, was one of five people aboard a 1967 38-foot Hatteras when it was struck by a 25-foot skater off Captree Island around 4:50 a.m., police said.

Mannino was thrown into the water and was missing until a police dive team officer recovered his body at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to the SCPD.

Brian Andreski, 26, of Dix Hills, the operator of the Skater boat is charged with boating while intoxicated (BWI) following the crash under the Robert Moses Causeway.

Andreski is in the hospital being treated for non-life threatening injuries. He was issued a field appearance ticket for a later date. The one passenger on the skater is also being treated for non-life threatening injuries, police said.

After receiving a distressed call on the radio of the boat crash, Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau units found the skater overturned with Andreski and his passenger in the water, police said.

The Hatteras had begun to sink upon impact. Four people were rescued uninjured from the fishing boat, but Mannino fell into the water during the crash, police said.

Nicole July 11, 2012 at 10:07 PM
This is gona be the last post u see from me to all of u defending Brian u will all be in my prayers everyday I hope none of u ever feel the anguish n pain I am feeling!
fuller July 11, 2012 at 10:07 PM
I'm not saying anything more then I am not Brian--and I am not close with him or his family.. It is just a situation that i just feel truly passionate about because of factors and circumstances that are too close too home with in this situation. I am so sorry for your loss nicole. I too have a big brother -- who has on more than one occasion has taken care of me the way you have expressed your brother has. I am sure i love my brother for the same reason why you love yours. I could only tell you the way i feel when i begin to think how i would feel when i start to just imagine, god forbid, if anything happend to my brother. I don't support what Brian did. I don't condone his actions and i don't even disagree that he should be punished. I was just hoping that maybe someone could imagine if it was your brother who was Brian...and that's all. i'm sorry for this back and fourth-- my intention is and never was to hurt anyone by expressing my feelings..I too am just shocked. again I am sorry for your loss
No Sympathy July 11, 2012 at 10:21 PM
lol more threats real classy
THE REAL TRUTH July 11, 2012 at 10:32 PM
As 4 u "No sympathy " white trash lmfao.. little do u know. You wouldn't even b able 2 pay half of my taxes a year.. your such a MORON!! Once again fool BRIAN ANDRESKI KILLED CHRISTOPHER MANNINO!! Seems 2 me ur just trash period...REST IN PEACE-CHRIS!! ALL OF US WILL BE THROWING OUR ARMS UP!!!!!
Baby Girl July 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM
I agree with you Nicole, I will no longer amuse these small minded Simpleton's...

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